Authorities ‘Reviewing’ Threatening Social Media Post

Local authorities were made aware of a social media post in which an individual, who we’re not identifying because he hasn’t been charged with a crime, wrote, “No more masks. Any business that tells me to put on a mask (Whole Foods on Lomo Alto) in Dallas…will lose my business forever…Do I have to show the lame security guard outside of a ghetto store my CV19 test results? I will show him my Glock 21 shooting range results. With Hornady hollow points. Pricey ammo, but worth it in this situation. They have reached the limit. I have more power than they do…they just don’t know it yet.”

A request for comment from Whole Foods was unanswered as of Saturday evening.

A social media profile for the person indicates the person worked at the Thompson & Knight law firm and the firm issued a statement Friday afternoon.

“This afternoon we learned that an administrative employee of the Firm issued a threatening and offensive post on a personal social media account related to COVID-19 mask protections. This post is a complete violation of the values of our Firm, including our commitment to the health and safety of the communities we serve. We have terminated this individual’s employment and notified the proper authorities about the post as a precaution. We are deeply sorry for this situation. This type of post is not and never will be tolerated by our Firm.”

Warren Mitchell of the Dallas Police Department said in an email that the department was aware of the post and the department’s Fusion Center and intelligence detectives are reviewing the information.

Highland Park Department of Public Safety Lt. Lance Koppa also confirmed his department was aware of the situation and reviewing the information.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at [email protected]

2 thoughts on “Authorities ‘Reviewing’ Threatening Social Media Post

  • May 10, 2020 at 1:08 pm
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    It’s sad to see how many Americans make terrorist threats of violence when they can’t go to Costco, sit in McDonald’s or shop for expensive gourmet products at Whole Foods, without being required to wear a mask. This is a nation of over-privileged, entitled jerks. These are the people who will go around spreading Covid. Unmasked, nothing with stop their sneeze from going everywhere and infecting others.

    If a business has a mask requirement, and you don’t like it, shop somewhere else. These businesses are privately owned and they don’t have to give you any “constitutional rights”. They could require you to wear a business suit to their store, if they wanted to.

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